Day Tour

Lima Cultural Experience (5 Hours)

Metropolitan Touring - Peru

Lima, Peru

Valid for Travel Now Through: 26 Feb 2019

Lima Cultural Experience (5 Hours )

Lima, Peru

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Family Vacations
  • Sightseeing

Meals

None

Recommended Ages

All Ages

Activity Level

Easy

Description

Enjoy a half day guided sightseeing tour to the most attractive and important sites in Lima, the "City of Kings". Visit Lima's Historical Center, passing by Plaza San Martin, Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, the City Hall, the Banco Central de Reserva Museum with a representation of Peruvian Art dating from ancient times to the 21st Century, and the Santo Domingo Convent.Your visit continues with a stop at Larco Herrera Museum, for an excellent overview of Peru's ancient past as it holds the best private collection of pre-Columbian art in the country.

You will have the chance to tour through this old Hacienda House in the Pueblo Libre district, which was built upon a pre-Incan sacred site (huaca), housing the private collection of a great Peruvian scholar: Don Rafael Larco Hoyle. The museum chronologically exhibits hundreds of ceramic, textile, metal and precious stone pieces and also inside you will find the vault which safeguards precious pieces of gold and silver with semiprecious stones. The Larco Museum is one of the few museums in the world that allows such intimate access to its deposits, in this case around 45,000 pieces.

Another attraction of the museum and of great interest to visitors is the exhibition of erotic pre-Colombian art.

Continue with a delicious meal at Café del Museo Restaurante, located within the Museum compound.After the tour you will be driven to your hotel.

*On Mondays the visit to the BCR will be replaced with a visit to Torre Tagle Palace. Torre Tagle Palace (1735), now home to the government’s foreign ministry, was once home to the 1st Marquis of Torre Tagle, who was the treasurer of the Spanish fleet. The exterior of the palace has a baroque stone doorway. The main facade is made from stone in the first wing and plaster in the second. The style is Sevillian baroque with a strong Mudéjar influence. The interiors feature Sevillian tiles, plasterwork, wooden columns, lobed Moorish arches and soaring coffered ceilings. It is considered to have a true "Limeño" architectural originality, harmoniously combining Andalusian, Moorish, Criollo and Asian features.

About Us

Metropolitan Touring - Peru is a very agile and extremely reliable DMC in Peru providing outstanding custom-made travel experiences. Originally founded as Receptour in the 1960’s, we became Metropolitan Touring Peru in 2007. By merging the local knowledge of our 100% Peruvian staff and the continuous innovation of the Metropolitan Touring network, we are able to constantly exceed our guests’ expectations and to offer important advantages for multi-country trips (ie. Peru & Galapagos combination). Our Dedicated Travel Advisor Desk’s goal is to provide exclusive assistance to the agent community to deliver a perfect travel experience.

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Guide Services in Peru and Machu Picchu

By: Bill


Reviewed on: 03 Feb 2018

Metropolitan Tour Group is one of the best tour operators we have ever used. There staff was always on time and told us what we were going to see and how long it was going to take and then they executed the plan with out a hitch. Great !!!!!!!!!!
Travel Advisor:  Denise Sullivan

Metropolitan Touring in Peru was Perfect.

By: Cathryn Buchanan


Reviewed on: 23 Jul 2018

Everything went perfectly. And we loved our guide for the Sacred Valley and Machu Pichu. We kept trying to come up with a question she couldn't answer, but were unsuccessful. Our hotels were amazing - completely comfortable, interesting, and with excellent cuisine. The lunch stops were fabulous. I can't say enough about how great this tour company is.
Travel Advisor:  Kari Mollan

Tour Guides to Use in Peru

By: Susan KW


Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2018

Metropolitan Touring provided a private guide and driver for the various Inca sites in Peru including Machu Picchu, Cusco and the Sacred Valley. The guide was terrific with our teenagers and took the time to converse with my son in Spanish, who is learning the language. He was well versed in the history of the Incas so we learned quite a bit about the culture including the history and significance of each site. Hotels selected were top notch and we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the restaurants that came with our reservation. We would highly recommend
Travel Advisor:  Lisa Cohen-Dumani